DIY Tile Roof RepairGil Stein
Replacing your broken roof tiles is a fairly easy task. Below you’ll find a common method that has been known to work quite conveniently.
Things you’ll need:
- replacement tiles
- 2 flat pry bars
1. Position a pry bar under the top right tile, above the tile that is going to be replaced. Make sure that your bar is pointed so that both of the tiles above the broken one are elevated.
2. Slide your second pry bar under the tile located to the left of the tile you want to replace. Now that the surrounding tiles are no longer resting on the broken tile, it is safe to remove it. Most tile roofs are not nailed down. The tiles often have nubs that rest behind the small boards going horizontally under the tiles. Because of this, you will need to lift up the back end of the tile in order to slide it out.
3. Slide your new tile into place so that it sits securely behind the underlying boards.
4. Remove the flat bars: first the lower-left one, and then the upper-right.
Although we’ve given you a simple outline on how to replace the tiles on your Florida roof, we don’t suggest you do this yourself. It’s best to let an experienced Florida roofer perform this task. Hercules Roofing is a premier Florida roofing company that is committed giving you the service you deserve. Contact us now!